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 Hobert Kennamer KG5WOV
1940 – June 2019

Funeral service will be 12:00 noon, Friday, July 5, 2019 at Union Hill Primitive Church  (2115 Winchester Road Huntsville, AL 35810) with Elder Hayward Eason officiating. Interment will be in Northside Cemetery. Mr. Kennamer will lie in repose one hour prior to funeral time.

Public viewing will be held from 1:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., Wednesday, July 3, 2019 and 8:30 a.m. until 10:00 a.m., Friday, July 5, 2019 at the Royal Funeral Home. 


Royal Funeral Home, Inc.
4315 Oakwood Avenue
Huntsville, AL 35810

Thanks to Brian Kennamer for informing us

Elliot "Sandy" Vincent Blaize Jr.  W5TVW

February 13, 1937 - June 9, 2019
Sandy, age 82, passed away on Sunday, June 9, 2019. He was a longtime resident of Hammond, LA and a member of Trinity Baptist Church
Sandy was an extremely intelligent man who had a charmingly unique personality. He was a member of several different clubs, his favorite was the Ham Radio Club; his call sign being W5TVW. Sandy enjoyed building and flying model airplanes and rockets. He served several years in the United States Air Force and worked passionately as a Marine Electronics Repairman. Through his work and his radio, Sandy has been all over the world making hundreds of friends along the way. He truly was a one of a kind man who will be deeply missed.
Sandy is survived by his sister, Carol Jane Myers (Richard); sons, Claude Fraser (Margaret), Marcus Fraser, and Steven Fraser; grandchildren, Christian Fraser (Wren), Jeremy Fraser (Heather), and William Fraser; great-grandson, Adam Fraser; nieces, Shannon Kitto (Kenny), Kathleen Myers (Justin Roble); and great-nephews, Jared Kitto, Kyle Kitto, Colby Kitto, and Rylan Roble.
He is preceded in death by his wife, Marie Lange Blaize; and parents, Franchelle and Elliot Blaize Sr.
Relatives and fr iends are invited to attend the visitation at Trinity Baptist Church on Saturday, June 29, 2019 from 11:00 a.m. until the memorial service at 12:00 p.m. Pastor Avery Dion will officiate.
Thompson Funeral Home
12012 Hwy 190
Hammond LA 70401
Thanks to K5BMR for informing us

July 18, 1930 - October 28, 2019   

Jerry Stockholm, 89, of Beaumont, died Monday, October 28, 2019, at Harbor Hospice, Beaumont. He was born on July 18, 1930, to Virgie Jalle Stockholm and Elmer Stockholm, in Beaumont. Jerry was a proud graduate of Lamar University and Texas A&M. He retired from Mobil Oil in 1989 and was a loyal member of Woodland Baptist Church.

Survivors include his wife, Arlene Stockholm; daughters, Gwen Stockholm of Beaumont; Jerlyn E. Krismer and her husband, Mike, of Corpus Christi; and Lisa Johnson of Beaumont; sons, Gary Zimmerman and his wife, Sarah and Jerry Zimmerman and his wife, Ellen, all of Beaumont; and Mark Zimmerman and his wife, Angie, of Knoxville, Tennessee; sisters, JoAnne Perkins and her husband, Clyde, of Beaumont and Jalle Porter and her husband, Larry, of Lumberton; and a host of grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

He is preceded in death by his parents and first wife, Norma Stockholm.

A gathering of Mr. Stockholm’s family and friends will begin at 1:00 p.m. with his funeral service to follow at 2:00 p.m., Friday, November 1, 2019, at Woodland Baptist Church, 1860 West Lucas, Beaumont. His entombment will follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Beaumont, under the direction of Broussard’s, 1605 North Major Drive, Beaumont.

Memorial contributions may be made to Woodland Baptist Church, 1860 West Lucas, Beaumont, Texas 77706.


Broussard Funeral Home
2000 McFaddin Avenue
Beaumont, Texas 77701 

Thanks to Randy KE5YLY for informing us

Charles V. Baker  KB5CN
July 24, 1937 – January 11, 2019

Charles V. Baker, age 81, of Dripping Springs, Texas passed away peacefully at home on Friday, January 11, 2019. He was born on July 24, 1937 in Florence, Texas to Cecil and Ruby Baker.

Charlie graduated Valedictorian from Florence High School and then joined the U.S. Air Force.

He was a salesman for Graybar Electric Supply and then worked for Southern Electric Supply on 2nd and Neches. When Southern Electric sold out to CED Electric Supply, Charlie became manager of the store. In 1986, Charlie became part-owner and partner with Edwin McGary in Lamar Wholesale dba The Light Bulb Shop and retired from there. He had many friends in the electrical industry and was very respected by all due to his professionalism and positive outlook on life including suppliers, contractors, engineers, salesmen, lighting reps, switchgear reps, general contractors, and many others in the construction industry.

Charlie enjoyed many things in life that included being a dedicated member of Dripping Springs United Methodist Church, road trips, Tuesday afternoon dominoes with the boys, riding his Gator around the property, reading, country music (Jim Reeves was his favorite), ham radio, gambling adventures, and hunting in Colorado and South Texas.

Being a known prankster, Charlie will be fondly remembered for his creative birthday gifts and cards given to his elderly friends especially those who may have been a bachelor with little hair and few teeth showering them with hair brushes and toothbrushes. 

He was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Barbara Jo Baker. Charles will be sadly missed by his loving wife, Marjorie Baker; daughter, Donna Johanson (Kris); son, Mike Baker (Laura); and stepdaughter, Linda Mager.

Visitation will be from 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M., Wednesday, January 16, 2019 at Cook-Walden/Forest Oaks Funeral Home. Funeral Services will be at 10:00 A.M., Thursday, January 17, 2019 in the Chapel of Cook-Walden/Forest Oaks Funeral Home with Rev. Adam Thornton officiating. Interment will follow at Florence City Cemetery in Florence, Texas.

Honoring Charlie as pallbearers will be Mike Baker, Kris Johanson, John Spencer, John Holloway, Jimmy Schmidt, and Clark Wheatley.


      Mike Baker, Kris Johanson,  John Spencer, John Holloway,  Jimmy Schmidt,  Clark Wheatley.


      Visitation - Wednesday, January 16, 2019
      Funeral Service - Thursday, January 17, 2019
   Graveside Service - Thursday, January 17,2019

Cook-Walden/Forest Oaks Funeral Home and Memorial Park  

Clyde Lee Dominy  N5IF
October 1, 1931 – July 31, 2019

Clyde N5IF of  Cleveland TX passed away on July 31.  Visitation will be held 5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m., Monday, August 5, 2019 at Pace Stancil Funeral Home, Cleveland, Texas. 

Services will be 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, August 6, 2019 at Pace Stancil Chapel, Cleveland, Texas. Interment will follow at Ryan Cemetery, Cleveland, Texas. 


Pace – Stancil Funeral Home
303 East Crockett St. 
Cleveland, TX 77327
Thanks to W5DXE for informing us
 Mickie Inks K5IOJ 
January 1, 1930 – October 3, 2019  

Mickie passed away  October 3 in Gatesville at age 89. She was a long time member of the 7290 net from the AM days in the early 60’s, as well as a net control for several years before moving overseas in 1965 and returning stateside in the late 1980’s.    

She was active in Army MARS, RACES, ARES, and NWS Storm Spotter. She was active on HF from overseas from several countries including Nigeria; 5N2ABI,   Indonesia;YB0ABD,   SriLanka; 4S7PB,   Peru; OA4(don’t remember),  CP6 (don’t remember), and others. Returning to Austin in the late 80’s she and her husband, Chuck W5KNA (silent key) were active with AARC, local weather nets and active with Austin Summerfest for 30 years.   

All her children are licensed, Cotton WO5R, Jeanna KG5QV, Boo KC5ZYD.   

Arrangements by:
Riley Funeral Home
402 W Main
Gatesville/Hamilton, TX

Thanks to WO5R for informing us   

Web K “W.K.” Mays  AA5NZ
November 30, 1938 – October 13, 2019  

Web K. “W.K.” Mays 80 of Goldthwaite became a Silent Key on October 13.  

He was born November 30, 1938 in Mullin to Jesse Marion Mays and Lela Karnes Mays.  He married Jean Courington on June 27, 1964 in Parrish Alabama.   He served in the US Army.    

He is survived by his wife, Jean Mays of Temple; children, Jess and Melissa Mays of San Angelo and Christi Mays and Paul Howell of Belton; grandchildren Hunter and Keller Myers, Mia Mays, Jordan Mays, Travis, Luke, Mark and Lindsey Howell.  

He was preceded in death by his parents.  

Funeral services will be held at 10 AM Saturday October 19 at the Stacy-Wilkins Funeral Home in Goldthwaite.  Burial will follow at Goldthwaite Memorial Cemetery.  Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 PM Friday  October 18 at the funeral home.


Stacy-Wilkins Funeral Home
1415 Parker St 
Goldthwaite, TX  76844

Thanks to W5DAE for informing us

Paul Douglas Mc Indoo N4RZB
SK October 10, 2019  

Douglas N4RZB from  Centerview MO was an active member of our net.   No information regarding funeral arrangements are available.    

Thanks to 
For informing us

Bill Holbert Sr. W5ZH
May 16, 1934 - July 14, 2019

Bill Holbert Sr.,85, passed away peacefully at his home on July 14, 2019.  Memorial services will be held September 5, 2019 at 2 PM at the Memorial Oaks Chapel, 1306 W Main  Brenham, TX.  

Our thanks to Bill's daughter, Sherree Buckland for informing us.

Arthur Hallam  W5PKS
September 3, 1936 – May 26, 2019 

Arthur Henry Hallam went to be with our Lord early Sunday morning, May 26, 2019. His wife of 50 years, Joan was by his side. Arthur was born on September 3, 1936, in Baltimore, MD to parents Rev. Eugene Hallam and Dorothea Hallam. He is survived by his wife, Joan Puso Hallam of Marble Falls, TX, a sister Dorothea (Dottie) Hallam Finatri of Chicago, IL area and sister-in-law Jean Mattessich of Cape Coral, FL.

Arthur, or Art as he was known by friends and church family, attended Bethany College graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Physics in 1955 and a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from the University of Tennessee in 1966. He worked for RCA in Camden, NJ before joining the Federal Communications Commission in 1962. While working in New Orleans, LA, Art met and married Joan Puso on January 25, 1969.

Arthur and Joan lived in Louisiana, Florida and Maine before he retired from the FCC and they moved to Marble Falls, TX where they have enjoyed the Hill Country for the last 22 years. Art was an avid HAM radio operator since the age of 12 and selected their homesite at a high point in Marble Falls based on installing his radio tower. He was active for years in the Highland Lakes Amateur Radio Club. Art and Joan enjoyed traveling extensively through the States as well as internationally and connected with HAM operators all over the world.

Arthur, a lifelong Episcopalian, and wife Joan have been members of Trinity Episcopal Church. Joan continues to be surrounded by the love and comfort of their church family and in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Trinity. A private interment will be held on Monday, June 3, at Lakeland Hills Memorial Park in Burnet, TX with a memorial service to be held in a few weeks at Trinity Episcopal Church in Marble Falls.


Clements-Wilcox Funeral Home
1805 Highway 281 North 
Marble Falls, TX  

Thanks to  W5HX for informing us  

Joe Elmer Harry  K5EUN
December 10, 1934 – September 26, 2019  

Joe Elmer Harry, 84, a faithful husband, father, grandfather, friend and educator passed peacefully from this life on September 26, 2019 in Arlington. Celebration of Life: 10 a.m. Saturday, October 5 at First Christian Church of Arlington. Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, October 4 at Moore Funeral Home on Davis. Interment will be at DFW National Cemetery.

Joe Harry was born on December 10, 1934 in Sulpher Springs, Texas. He graduated from Sulpher Springs High School and went on to attend East Texas State on a football scholarship where he earned his Bachelor of Science and Master’s degree. He married Patricia Duncan on December 27, 1961, and they lived in Arlington for 49 years of their 52-year marriage. Joe greatly enjoyed sharing in all aspects of his daughters’ lives from birth to marriage to ultimately being active in the lives of his four grandchildren and especially loved the fact that they all lived so close to each other in Arlington. The past two years, he resided happily in an independent living community in Arlington until his passing. Joe was proud of his country and joined the military after college where he proudly served in the Army National Guard as a helicopter pilot. In 1975, under his command, the 536th Aviation Company was awarded the Outstanding Reserve Component Aviation Unit for a 13-state region. Joe Harry was a dedicated school teacher, coach and principal for over 43 years and retired from the Arlington Independent School District having spent many wonderful years at Nichols, Ferguson, Carter, and Boles Junior High Schools and in the AISD Records Management Center. Joe treasured the memories and friendships he developed while working in the Arlington, Hallsville, Daingerfield and Pharr-San-Juan Alamo School Districts.

Joe, or "PaPaw" as he was called by the grandchildren, loved his family and friends, and he cherished family dinners, time with his girls, son-in-law’s and grandchildren, morning coffee with friends, attending ham radio events with his buddies and so much more. He treasured his membership and friends at First Christian Church Arlington where he was a member for decades. Joe was a blessed husband, father, grandfather and friend and approached life with a smile on his face and a few jokes up his sleeve. He will be remembered for being encouraging, his giving heart, his fierce loyalty and the innovative ideas which led to improving the education experience for students and teachers. 

Joe Harry is survived by his two daughters and their husbands, Ami and Lynn Motsenbocker and Holli and Kevin Brett and his four grandchildren Hailey, Megan, Trey and Lauren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Pat Harry; parents, Roy and Josie Harry; his sister, Margie Campbell; his older brother, Billy Harry; and his twin brothers, Eroy and Lee Roy Harry. 

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Arlington ISD Education Foundation in memory of Joe Harry. Donations may be sent to the AISD Education Foundation at 1141 W. Pioneer Parkway, Suite 103, Arlington, Texas 76013 or online at 


Moore Funeral Home & Moore Memorial Gardens
1219 N Davis Dr
Arlington, TX


August 17, 1940 – May 8, 2019  

Billy Vaughn Hill, 78, of Sherman died on May 8, 2019.  Billy was born to the late Roll Byran Hill and Era Belle Rush Hill on August 17, 1940.  He married Mary Odessa Fox on December 9, 1961.

Billy was a meter reader for Lone Star Gas, where he retired after twenty-three years. Billy used to love taking his beagles rabbit hunting, working on lawn mowers and go carts, watching races, smoking briskets and keeping his truck spotless. He held an amateur radio license and enjoyed talking on his ham radio where he was known as KC5ATF.  Billy loved spending time with family and seeing his grandchildren.  

Billy is survived by his sons Jeff Hill and wife Laura, and Rodney Hill, both of Sherman; brother, Jack Hill and wife Peggy; sister's, Joy Ferguson and husband Herbert, Patricia Rochelle and husband Fred, Mary Lou Ballinger and Linda Johnson; grandchildren, Jennifer Simpson, Jeffrey Hill and wife Brandi, and Holly Hill all of Sherman; great grandchildren, Jaydence Simpson, Jagger Simpson and Bradlee Hill and numerous nieces and nephews.  

He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, Mary Hill, grandson, Travis Hill and two sisters and two brothers.  

Funeral services will be held on Monday, May 13, 2019, 10:00 AM at Waldo Funeral Home in Sherman. Pastor Virgil Cornwell will officiate. Burial will follow at Oakwood Cemetery in Honey Grove, TX.  

Visitation will be held on Sunday, May 12, 2019, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM at Waldo Funeral Home.  

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Meals on Wheels of Grayson County, 4114 Airport Dr., Denison, TX 75020.

The online register book may be signed   


619 N. TRAVIS ST. 
Sherman, TX 75090 
(903) 893-1101   

The online register book may be signed 

Published in The Herald Democrat on May 12, 2019 

Thanks to K5BMR for bringing this to our attention  

Carolyn Womack KC5OZT
January 18, 1952 - May 05, 2019  

Carolyn Womack, age 67, of Lewisville, passed away Sunday, May 5, 2019, in Lewisville.

She was born January 18, 1952 in Denton, Texas to Paul Lester Womack and Sarah Elizabeth Layton Womack. Carolyn was a member of First United Methodist Church in Lewisville and taught music.  

She is survived by her sister, Ann Lee.  

A graveside service will be held 10:00 a.m. Saturday, May 11, 2019, at Old Hall Cemetery in Lewisville. The family requests memorial contributions to be made to Northview Baptist Church Building Fund.


Mulkey-Mason Funeral Home
740 S. Edmonds Lane
Lewisville, Texas 75067
Phone: (972) 436-4581

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James Hicks N7INO

James N7INO of Bastrop, LA became a Silent Key, however no other information has been found.

Keith Pugh W5IU

Keith W5IU of Fort Worth, TX became a silent key on May 24, 2019. You may read his lengthy obit by clicking here.

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